Jihadi,18, tried to set off a home-made backpack bomb in a Church on Indonesian island of Sumatra.
Father Albert S Pandingan was leading the regular Sunday mass when an attacker rushed towars him trying to blow himself up, with an intention of killing the whole church. He tried to detonate the bomb which was in his backpack. However, the bomb burned without setting off the explosives. This made the Jihadist to pull an ax from his bag and slash the arm of the Priest at St.Yoseph church in Medan, the capital of north Sumatra in Indonesia.
The church members have then stepped in and wrestled with the Jihadist to wrestle the axe from his hand, detaining him until the police arrived. The suspected has blood soaked pants while he marched out of the church by people who appeared to be the members of the public today. A Bomb disposal team arrived at the spot to make it safe.
Police found an ID card and a hand drawn-picture of the ISIS flag. The Young extremist also told the police that he was not alone. The picture on the attacker’s ID card circulating online said that he was a Muslim.
Markus Hirianto Manullan, an eye witness, said the assailant wore a jacket and carried a backpack bag. ” He sat in the same row as I did. I saw him twiddling with something in his jacket, and then I heard a small explosion and he immediately ran to the podium”, Manullah said.
The priest was taken to the nearest Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries.
Officers have continued to safeguard the church, which sent shock waves to other Christians that exist on the island.
In recent times, there have been a number of attacks on religious minorities in Indonesia, the World’s most populous Muslim-majority Country.